Ruben Loftus-Cheek: A Scouting Report

Profile A player who was once touted as one of the next best English midfielders, Ruben Loftus-Cheek has had awful luck with injuries in the first few years of his career. Despite a largely positive spell at Crystal Palace in 2017/18 and a promising breakthrough at Chelsea in 2018/19, the 24-year-old still has never managed …

Noni Madueke: A Scouting Report

When 17-year-old Jadon Sancho left Man City for Borussia Dortmund in 2017, it was viewed as an immensely brave move; a leap of faith not generally made by English youngsters. In the three years since, however, it’s become clear that Sancho truly paved the way for this movement. Over the last few seasons, a flurry …

Michael Olise: A Scouting Report

An £8m release clause, the Championship’s assist leader, and already an integral member of high-flying Reading, it’s easy to see why 19-year-old Michael Olise is garnering so much attention. In this report, we identify what exactly makes the youngster such an exciting prospect. Olise is a French-born attacking midfielder, and was picked up by Reading …

Andreas Skov Olsen: Denmark’s Own

By Dominic Wells This year’s “Golden Boy” was awarded to Norwegian superstar, Erling Haaland, the poster boy of Scandinavia’s rising talents. A lot of clubs in Europe have started to utilise the region, and for good reason, as the combination of quality youngsters for affordable prices is very alluring. Some of the higher profile cases …

Achraf Hakimi: The €40 Million Bargain

Much of the talk about big money purchases this summer has mainly revolved around Premier League clubs. Deals for Kai Havertz and Thiago Alcantara are widely perceived as coveted captures, as they (and others) have drastically improved the quality of the Premier League. However, in the midst of the chaos in the covid-impacted transfer window, …

Cengiz Ünder: Rodgers’ Newest Weapon

After three years in Rome, Cengiz Ünder has traded the Italian capital for Leicester and the project Brendan Rodgers is currently in charge of. With the Turkish-international’s profile (a right-footed left-winger) matching a previous star for the Foxes, the comparisons have already begun between the two players – with Ünder yet to even kick a …

Timothy Castagne: An Instant Impact

The signing of Timothy Castagne has been Leicester City’s sole investment in the window, thus far, and an exciting one at that, with an excellent goal on his debut. Putting aside all the other transfer rumours, let’s dissect the Belgian-international’s rise to prominence in the Italian Serie A, whilst outlining his most probable role under …

Everton’s Expectation-Altering Transfer Window

For as long as we can remember, Everton have lived in Liverpool’s shadow, lingering just outside the top-six. By hiring Carlo Ancelotti back in December 2019, the club made a clear statement of intent. They needed a project. Since then, Ancelotti has had a major positive impact on the club. Having now settled at Everton, …

A Dive into Brentford’s “Moneyball” Approach to Football

Brentford F.C. have become somewhat famous in recent years due to their owner Matthew Benham’s moneyball approach in the transfer market. Having made his money from sports betting, Benham initially made waves in 2015, when he sacked his manager Mark Warburton, just after the club gained promotion to the Championship. Ever since then, however, Brentford …

What’s Next for Thiago Alcantara?

Thiago Alcantara is on top of the world. Fresh off a Treble-winning season with Bayern Munich, the Spanish midfielder seems to have decided his time with the Bavarian giants has come to an end. Rumors of a move to the Premier League have Football Twitter buzzing about potential landing spots, namely Liverpool. Sudden Recognition The …